Melted Wax Snowflakes


We made snowflakes by melting wax crayon shavings between sheets of wax paper! They are so simple and can really be used for any season at all!


Just grate whatever color crayons you'd like. 
Blue and white makes me think winter


 Sprinkle some shavings on a piece of wax paper.
With this activity less is more!


Place another piece of wax paper on top of the shavings.
Cover the wax paper with a few sheets of paper or a towel
and iron on low setting 
You only have to iron long enough to get the look you desire
It doesn't take long at all!

Be sure to use a towel or sheets of paper 
because
 the melted crayon will bleed through the wax paper

 When our sheets were cool enough
I traced a snowflake cookie cutter onto the paper and cut them out 
and punched a hole for hanging
Knowing these would be in the window, we wanted some sparkle
so
Miss C dipped just the tips in glue and sprinkled them with glitter

When the glue was dry I strung them up with fishing line
and hung them in the window

They look gorgeous with the sun shining through them!

Like I said, this activity is perfect for any season, just change the colors and shapes to fit whatever holiday or season you're making them for!
Here are a couple examples:

8 comments:

  1. That is one of the coolest things I've seen, love it!

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  2. Those are beautiful. Can you just clarify for me though...is it pieces of melted crayon hanging up or is it the wax paper with crayon melted in the middle?

    Did you peel off the wax paper or is it all together (the wax paper and crayon in the middle)?

    Thanks,
    Tricia

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  3. I just looked at the other pages that you mentioned and I think I figured it out! I thought that I was supposed to peel away the wax paper but I see now, not to! Thanks! :)

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  4. Crayons and wax paper - we have loved doing this process for years. However, have never thought to do a snowflakes - will be now. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. That is just craziness- beautiful craziness. I cannot believe how creative people can be. Very nice craft!

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  6. This is something else we've done in the past that was loved.. only to be forgot about. Thanks again for the artsy reminders :) Those turned out beautifully and I have to say that I love that your place is decorated by kids. <3 They are the best decorators, after all.

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  7. Those are beautiful! And they look so effective hanging all together in the window like that! Just lovely.

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